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June 3rd, 2014

Secure World Foundation—Space + Maritime Domain Awareness (Event)

[SatNews] Maritime Domain Awareness (MDA) is the effective understanding of anything associated with the maritime domain that could impact security, safety, the economy, or the environment.

Space capabilities are an important element of MDA, including space-based radar imaging and surveillance, ocean temperature and sea ice monitoring, among others. A number of countries are developing space capabilities to support MDA, but there are still significant gaps in coordination and cooperation among these efforts, as well as in integrating space-based information with other sources into a holistic MDA picture and delivering it to those who need it on the ground in a usable manner. This panel session will provide an overview of the importance of MDA and the various efforts to provide space-based capabilities to improve MDA. The session also offers a discussion on opportunities for enhancing international cooperation, both in space and on the ground, to improve MDA for all nations.

A special event entitled Monitoring the High Seas: The Increasing Role of Space in Maritime Domain Awareness will occur on Monday, June 16, 2014, from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. at the Choate Room, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 1779 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036. RSVPs will be required and lunch will be served.


  • Dr. Bharath Gopalaswamy, Deputy Director, South Asia Center, Atlantic Council (Confirmed)
  • Mr. Jon Huggins, Director of Ocean's Beyond Piracy, One Earth Future Foundation (Confirmed)
  • Dr. John Mittleman, Engineer, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (Confirmed)
  • Prof. Guy Thomas, Co-Founder, C-SIGMA Centre (Confirmed)
  • Major Charity Weeden, Assistant Attaché Air and Space Operations, Royal Canadian Air Force (Invited)

To RSVP, please visit http://secureworldfoundation.cmail1.com/t/r-l-xdiluul-jjuundrhy-g/